The Hannah Höch Prize 2022 will be awarded to the Iranian artist Farkhondeh Shahroudi (* 1962, Tehran). Parallel to the exhibition of the Hannah Höch Prize 2022 for Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, she will receive a solo presentation in the Kupferstichkabinett of the National Museums in Berlin.
The line in drawing and sculpture
Shahroudi's artistic work is as poetic as it is political, with drawings, poems, and language forming an essential part of it. In Shahroudi's work, the line from which signs and words emerge - irrespective of the language in question - is transformed into the thread that binds together her sculptures sewn from fragments of fabric. Three-dimensional collages as well as works in public space and performances complement Shahroudi's graphic and poetic oeuvre, the abundance and complexity of which convinced the jury and led them to award the artist, who has been living in Berlin for many years, the Hannah Höch Förderpreis 2022.
Shahroudi's exhibition includes paper and fabric books uniting word and image, as well as drawings and sculptures. In addition to a series of drawings dedicated to Max Beckmann, a language chain hanging from the ceiling and "Seed Bombs" filled with flower seeds will be on display. Shahroudi's rich oeuvre invites not only to occupy the exhibition space of the Kupferstichkabinett, but also to occupy niches of the Kulturforum.